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Main Line Health joins the Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM) network of regional hospitals

Main Line Health November 19, 2019 News Releases

Main Line Health physicians to enhance the international patient base of PIM’s program

Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM) and Main Line Health signed an agreement this week to provide international patients and physicians access to Main Line Health’s hospitals. PIM connects patients from around the world with the Philadelphia region’s leading hospitals and health systems, helping international patients to navigate the American health care system by coordinating everything from scheduling appointments and transferring medical records, to arranging hotel accommodations and securing visas.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Philadelphia International Medicine, and see this as a gateway for international patients and physicians to take advantage of the high-quality, internationally-renowned care provided at Lankenau Medical Center and across our health system,” says Phillip D.Robinson, FACHE, president of Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health. “Our physicians’ skill and talent attract patients from across the globe—particularly in the areas of cardiovascular care and colorectal cancer—and this program will further enhance our abilities to care for our international patients.”

Not only has Lankenau Medical Center been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™, Lankenau has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top five hospitals in the Philadelphia region as well as one of the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania. Additionally, it has received service-specific recognition for colorectal cancer and cardiovascular treatment from nationally recognized quality organizations, including The Joint Commission, Truven Health Analytics, and the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC). In addition to world-renowned clinical programs, Lankenau Medical Center also offers private inpatient suites with a personal concierge, deluxe amenities, chef-prepared gourmet meals, and private living and dining areas to accommodate patients and their families who are looking for added comfort in an elegant healing environment.

Main Line Health will join Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Wills Eye Hospital, The Rothman Institute, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, The Renfrew Center and The Vincera Institute as part of PIM’s network for international medicine and educational services.

“Main Line Health will complement our network of some of the greatest medical institutions in the Philadelphia area,” says Edgar Antístenes Vesga-Arias, MPR,CMI, president and CEO, Philadelphia International Medicine. “We look forward to working with key, premier physicians at Main Line Health who have already begun great work in international medicine. In addition, Main Line Health’s location in the suburbs gives our patients a different environment outside the city and access to relatives who may live there.”

Pictured and in attendance at the signing of Main Line Health and Philadelphia International Medicine’s partnership agreement were: (seated from left to right) John Marks, MD, system chief of colorectal surgery, Main Line Health; Phillip D. Robinson, president, Lankenau Medical Center; and Edgar Antístenes Vesga-Arias, MPR, CMI, president and CEO, Philadelphia International Medicine. (Standing from left to right) John T. Schwarz, vice president of administration, Lankenau Medical Center; Patricia Wong, MD, director of the Women’s Gastroenterology Center at Lankenau Medical Center; Roberto Rodriguez, MD, cardiac surgery, Lankenau Heart Institute, Main Line Health; and William Gray, MD, system chief, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Main Line Health.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.